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FC Barcelona News: 20 March 2014; Seven Possible Opponents Await in Champions League, David Villa Transfer Investigated

The quarter-finals of the Champions League – the best Europe has to offer | FC Barcelona
In addition to FC Barcelona, the other teams that have qualified for this round of the competition are Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, Atlético Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea.

Clásico victory is vital warns Jordi Alba | FC Barcelona
Jordi Alba is only focused on winning this Sunday at the Santiago Bernabéu. The FC Barcelona left back reiterated Barça’s need to win multiple times during this afternoon’s press conference. "It’s vital to win away to Madrid. We have to win in order to keep our title hopes alive," he declared.

First team focused on the Clásico | FC Barcelona
The first team are completely focused on this Sunday’s Clásico. After Monday’s recovery session and a rest day on Tuesday, Barça trained this Wednesday afternoon at the Ciutat Esportiva in order to prepare for the duel with Real Madrid. All 22 first team players participated in the session. Carles Puyol did recovery work as did Cuenca and Dos Santos.

Squad continue preparations for Sunday | FC Barcelona
The squad trained at the Ciutat Esportiva on Thursday morning, as preparations continued for Sunday's big game against Madrid. All 22 players available were involved in the session, with no Barça B or Youth team youngsters called in today.

Bernabéu Goals (1): Piqué's in 2009 | FC Barcelona
Each day leading up to the Clásico, a journalist will highlight a goal scored at the Santiago Bernabéu by FC Barcelona. Ricard Torquemada, who works for Catalunya Radio, selected the goal scored by Gerard Piqué in the 2-6 rout on 2 May 2009.

Bernabéu Goals(2): Xavi's chip in 2004 | FC Barcelona
It was on 25 April 2004 that the Catalan midfielder scored the winner with just five minutes left to play (1-2). In the build up, Ronaldinho showed some sublime skill and Padilla recons: "that was a link with the goal Romario and Laudrup had conjured up 10 years earlier in Pamplona"

Four sections captains analyse the Clasico | FC Barcelona
Juan Carlos Navarro, Víctor Tomàs, Jordi Torras and Aitor Egurrola analyse this Sunday's Clasico and predict a Barça win. The captains of the Club's basketball, handball, futsal and roller hockey teams give their predictions for the result and the opening goal scorer

Barcelona have no worries over Lionel Messi and his future | Sky Sports
Messi, 26, has four years left on his current deal, which he signed early last year - but talks are already underway over fresh terms. Since signing his deal, Cristiano Ronaldo has signed a new contract with rivals Real Madrid, making him the highest-paid player in the world - but it seems Messi is in line to usurp the Portuguese forward.

Barca job broke Pep, now it’s Tata’s turn | Pitchside - Yahoo Eurosport UK
Tata needs to win either the league or the Champions League this season for his face to fit sufficiently to be in charge next term. But he may turn the tables completely and decide that, like Guardiola, he wants no such thing anyway. It's not like he needs to work to earn money.

Jordi Cardoner presented the Nou Espai Barça for penyes from five areas of Catalonia | FC Barcelona
Following the start of the informative sessions with Club members this week, the Club began the explanatory process concerning the Nou Espai Barça with penyes this Friday. FC Barcelona Vice President Jordi Cardoner i Casaus presented the project to be voted on on April 5, after an introduction by the director of the Social Commission Pau Vilanova.

Five more top goals from the academy teams | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona youth teams presented us, this last weekend, with five more jewels in the form of goals. This time, the players scoring the best goals are Aleix Garrido and Adrià Capdevila from Benjamin A, Maxi Rolon and Alain Ebwelle, from Youth A, and Pau Servat from Infant D. All five scored dream goals.

David Villa transfer to Barcelona from Valencia investigated - ESPN FC
alencia figures such as former club president Manuel Llorente, and former club vice-president Javier Gomez [current director general of La Liga] are named in the court documents according to El Pais, who spoke with Andres Sanchi, the lawyer and club shareholder who has made the official complaint. "The transfer contains some very strange things," Sanchi said.

Malaga's Fernando Tissone suffers serious knee injury in training | Sky Sports
Malaga have received a blow in their fight to avoid relegation from the Primera Division following confirmation that midfielder Fernando Tissone has suffered a serious knee injury. Tissone, who has started 25 of Malaga's 28 league games this season, was hurt during Wednesday morning's training session and subsequent tests have confirmed the Argentinian has torn the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.

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